Monday, 30 September 2013

My autumn

My autumn, this year is full of rusty colours and light, walks, cosy evenings under blanket and in front of the fire, books and movies which now I have time to read and see. My autumn this year is a journey to the memories. It is also time of giving myself space to be with myself, to find what I lost during busy summer. It is time when nature slows down and gets itself ready to rest for months in the winter. It is time when beauty transforms from youth to maturity.
I would like to share my micro autumn captured in photographs with you. I hope you enjoy it and fall in love with this beautiful season just like I did.

Sunday, 22 September 2013


Meanwhile autumn has come for good. Summer is gone till next year. People on the streets are wrapped up in cozy and warm clothes. Rainy days have arrived too. But it is so beautiful around. Autumn is so inspiring. I have started to knit mittens. Knitting is a great way to relax. I also painted my portrait based on the photograph from childhood. Autumn is definitely a journey to my memories. It is nice to sometimes take a  trip to the past and see what there is. This process of painting helped me to come back to childhood moments. I am also reading a great book, written by Jean Liedloff. 'The continuum concept' presents the early years from such a different perspective which mostly places an impact on the natural and practiced approach to parenting by our ancient relatives. It is a great book which helps me to understand myself a bit more and my work as well. I hope that autumn is kind and inspiring for you too. I took a lovely stroll with Scott and his friend Matthew last weekend. We were all fulfilled by magic and beauty of the season and we all set up ourselves to create: stunning photographs taken by Matt (please have a look) and beautiful music composed by Scott (please, listen) and I could carry on with my painting. However there also days when I do not have much energy, feel tired or overwhelmed but then another day comes and strength comes back naturally. My last Sunday morning was a moment when I woke up refreshed and ready to start again, step by step. When nature helped me to heal and relax. I spent that morning in the kitchen, catching up with Lisa's blog (she is my friend but also a great writer and artist) and admiring sun light coming through the bushes and tress. All those create spectacular beauty and atmosphere which nurture a tired soul.
I wish you all, lots of magical and inspiring moments this autumn.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wind of memories

Hey beautiful souls. I hope you enjoy beginnings of autumn, those  who live in the northern hemisphere. It became slightly colder, air is clearer, evenings are getting longer and longer and leaves are falling down. I love autumn! It is full of melancholy and nostalgia. Probably that is why I have been thinking about past so much recently. There are lots of memories which come and go, just like a wind. Memories from childhood, memories of my family and home. Autumn walks in the park when I was in the nursery, picking up leaves and chestnuts, my mum making pickles, my dad's smile, Christmas at grandparents house, joy after listening good music or reading a brilliant book, my old friends, places which I have been, playing outdoors when I was little, whispering a prayer before a sleep, favorite teddy which I put into bin because I decided to be grown up and I regret it so much now, my first cat and many, many more.Sometimes I am scared that I will not remember all those good and magical moments which have happened already. Painting definitely helps me to remember. Memories are very inspiring for me. My latest painting is a portrait of Scott. Scott surrounded by joy and coziness with his heart full of love and kindness. One memory of many saved on the canvas.
Love and blessings to you all.

Monday, 2 September 2013


Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to introduce you to Kicior. My big, charmful and dearest friend. He is  full of infinite wisdom and unconditional love. Scott and I love him very much and we are so grateful to share our time with him. Kicior has been with us for over 3 years now. He jumped through our window one day and after visits spanning months, he decided to stay with us. We fell in love with him straight away and he bonded with us as well. Kicior is 5 now. He loves being fed, playing outside and snuggling into blankets. I always wanted to paint his portrait and finally I did. It is my first animal portrait and I am so glad that it was him. Kicior has been a great inspiration for Scott as well. He wrote a beautiful song about him (please, listen here) and included him in his music videos (here and here). He is a great companion in our creativity process.